Oversigning is a myth everyone, I mean ESPN has never reported on it before /sarcasm
Was watching Wisconsin beat up on Purdue and Mike Patrick and Craig (asshole) James couldn't help themselves in talking about the big game tonite with the two best teams in the country.
They have "22 mature starters" "who have been shaving for a while". Also arguing that maybe they should do a rematch for NC.
I say--B1G teams could have "22 mature starters" "who have been shaving for a while" if B1G would allow oversigning and the culling each year of recruiting mistakes. B1G wants to win ball games and B1G may not be perfect, but B1G certainly looks after football student athletes better than the conference that prides itself on winning the last 5 NCs.
Funny how announcers calling games never mention of how those rosters get stacked with talent.
(call me sour grapes)
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The LSU vs. Ala game strengthens the case as to why Urban Meyer needs to be OSU’s next coach.
I understood everything except for the last sentence. Not really but "give a Buckeye a chance", man...If Meyer was the coach, wouldn't you want him to have 3 years to turn things around? Fickell deserves the same. The team is not great, especially on the offense, but improvement is happening and I can see a Big Ten championship next year WITH Fickell. Can't you see it, too?
"I hope they're last in everything"
Well said. Yes I can see it next year and maybe this year too.
I've been contending all week that there is a good possibility that neither one of these teams will even make it to the SEC championship.
i hope both of these teams play terrible...
Is it possible to have two Game(s) of the Century in one century? (Or did I miss that we vacated 2006 wins too?)
Is the south living in the same century as we are?
Not only is this game the "Game of the Century", if you watch the ESPiN documentary RollTide/War Eagle--some are claiming that the Alabama/Auburn rivalry is the greatest rivalry in college football.
I say "excuse me?"
...and they call it the "Iron Bowl". What??? I guess that's one way to make sure that Alabama's teams go to bowl games...
Yeah, but apparently Bama was really dick-ish to Auburn, going so far as refusing to play in there shitty stadium for years. F*ck 'em both.
"2014 National Champions...deal with it!!!"
"Damn I miss El Guapo"
At least CBS mentioned the '06 game. But I think we should wait to apply the "Game of the Century" tag until AFTER the game. What if Alabama wins 50-7? What then?
Class of 2010.
Think CBS is happy the ESECPN gave them all that free advertisement for the big game that's on tonight? CBS didn't even have to show any commercials for this game.
All I know is that Arkansas should be blowing SCar out. Arkansas recievers have a knack for getting open and dropping the ball.
not even close, turd. they should have replace him with one of their extra recruits...
Hmm...LSU clamps down, and Alabama with a missed field goal early? Looks like an average college football game if you ask me.
LSU throws an INT and bama returns to the 3 yd line but turns it back over on a botched snap. bama gets a safety and the rest of the game consists of 3 n outs... final score: bama 2, LSU 0. game of the century...
I don't mind CBS's SEC bias because they are supposed to be the SEC Network and they are honest about it. ESPiN on the other hand.........
That was a long-ass timeout.
That was a late hit.
I have to put the game on in slow motion just to see the plays develop. #SECSPEED
yea--sure am glad the replays are in slow mo or I could ever see who made the play
That was a bit rich. Gary Danielson blamed Jarred Lee's interception on a low snap. I thought he just threw a bad pass.
What channel is this game on? I thought they said it was going to be a game between the best 2 teams in the nation, best game in 100 years. I can't seem to find it.
Great Special teams play there Tide
Saban is going to have to start oversigning place kickers
was that a Vern Lunquist Ha? every game you can count on it. HA....
funny how old vern didn't even know who was on offense for two plays. LSU gets a long completion on a horribly thrown ball, and he calls it an int.
Dustin Fox was our leading tackler as a corner.... because his guy always caught the ball.
Saban on signing day: "it's not an advantage to sign five kickers. You never know when one isn't going to qualify academically or when one is going to get hurt or when one is going to choke in the game of the century. Normal stuff."
Fundamentals are a crutch for the talentless.
I know it's only early 2nd quarter, but I gotta say this game is just about as overhyped a game as any have ever been. 0-0, LSU hasn't come close to scoring and has a pick, Alabama has missed 3 field goals with 2 different kickers.
I'm sure this is going to be spun into "Great SEC defensive play." instead of inept offenses playing football.
Don't be hatin
Ha ha. Exactly what we're taking about here. No question these guys have talent, but this game certainly hasn't been played very well.
Yeah, I'll be flipping between SCar/ Arky and KState/OkState
Wow 3-0 with less than 4 to go in the first half. Game of the Century indeed.
Hey Saban U MAD BRO?
I am Groot - Groot
After witnessing Saban's tantrum on the sidelines-- I must admit--I'm impressed the way Fickell can stay cool, calm and collected when the shit hits the fan.
These are two really good defenses... and two mediocre offenses
Cause I couldn't go for three
when did Shugarts transfer to LSU?
Jefferson is a threat to drop kick
They cut Saban's mic on that half time interview-- CBS was afraid he'd drop the f bomb
If this was a Big Ten game, and it was 3-3 at halftime with 3 missed field goals, they'd be saying just how awful these teams are.
I second that!
Saw on twitter: Saban going HAM on the sidelines means at least one person's college career is ending."
Q: After the game, do both teams lock arms chant "SEC!SEC!" with the crowd?
Hey-- I think I just saw one of the bands do a script SEC
They try to do it, but get halfway through and they forget how to spell it
Those ND helmets are still an eyesore.
Sometimes, sideline reports make me feel stupid because I heard them.
Thanks for that, Holly Rowe!
I just thought of something. If the Tat5 would have just kicked the shit out of a bunch guys outside a bar on High St and got arrested for battery, they would all be playing this year
Yes. They could also steal laptops and smoke weed; it's cool bro!
I can buy that synthetic weed stuff up the street...until they take the last 3 packs off of the shelf. Anyone ever tried that stuff besides that top 5 QB recruit that got busted for it last week?
No, never, but I have lost alot of Sailors because of it. It's is illegal in the Military, and now in Virginia.
I want no part of it.
Synthetic stuff gives you more of a headache than a real high. Keep it traditional.
Indeed. Too true...
Real fans stay for Carmen.
There is still time left, but this game is not living up to the hype
I'm fighting the urge to take the nap of the century.
Some one on Bama's staff should sue Saban for creating a hostile work environment.
I bet if we could get Bauserman in the game there would be some serious offensive. These qb's are terrible.
Am I the only one sick of them talking about julio jones?
Hope this is Jared Lee's last year or next year he'll be playing at Southeast North Dakota Jesuit University.
Im rooting for lsu, but i actually felt relieved that bamas kicker made it... if he missed three fg's i would actually fear for his safety.
This has been a scintillating kick scrimmage so far.
I don't want to hear anything about OSU's offense after watching this load of crap. I thought that the SEC apologists always bragged about how exciting their brand of football is. This game doesn't even come close to 2006 OSU/Mich pre-game warm-ups!
Buckeye in PA purgatory
The screwy part of it is that the SEC defenses have fallen off a bit in the last 3 years.
But these are the best two defenses in the nation! Surely we should excuse the offenses for only putting up 2 FGs each so far, right? /sarcasm
But these offenses have never had to deal with the ridiculous speeeeed of an SEC defense before! Oh wait, on second thought . . .
Herbie is jerking it in the booth somewhere.
Where is Erin when you need her? Did I say that out loud?
Let-down of the Century
Buckeye born and bred. Buckeye til I'm dead.
So far, both teams have individually been outscored by the Philadelphia Flyers, who scored 9 goals against the Blue Jackets tonight.
I was hoping that was a joke, but to my dismay it was not... the Blue Jackets really are that bad
I cannot fathom how hard both the Jackets and Browns try to build a franchise and it fails every God D*mned time. Never fails.
Theoretical common denominator: Ownership and front office that don't know what the f**k they are doing.
P.S. Here we go Steelers!
Ouch! Good thing we Columbus residents bailed out the Bluejackets with our tax money (so that they can play to an empty arena). Wouldn't want a near winless team to leave for another city, would we?
This is pretty weak.
Are we sure this isn't an Australian rules football game?
Positive. The game would be 54-35 by now.
Saban is a bonehead for putting a 1-footed Maze out there to return a punt.
The best play of the Game of the Century so far has been a punt. This is just too great.
"I'm Willie Buckets, and I approve this message"
Yes, JT is loving this game.
AWWWW! Low blow, brother....low blow....
Secondary play in this game has been phenomenal, but aside from that, it's hard to believe these are the 2 best teams in the country.
The most "loud mouth, disrespect" poster on 11W.
Long time reader, first time poster. I can't take it anymore. Over/Under on undwear changes by Danielson and Lundquist calling this game tonight? I'd say 9. These guys are overbearing!
Thoroughly enjoy the site, the spirited debate and insight.
LOL. Certainly every time Wing from LSU has come out to punt, they have needed a change of drawers
Very sexy post...does the SEC really suck this bad?
Dude, if you really think the SEC sucks you're insane. I hate them, but they are a great football conference (oversigning or not.)
Bama can pin LSU down here with a play action arm punt to the 3 yd line.
Looking at a 9-6 OT game I think here, lmao
If Andrew Luck is Peyton Manning 2.0, which I believe he is, I'll take Stanford over both of these teams
LSU needs to gain 25 yds here so they can punt with a little waggle room.
Sec is a freakin dirty undisciplined conference
That douche should have been ejected
But the honey badger doesn't give a shit. Tyrann Mathieu is probably the dirtiest, trash talking db I've ever seen. He clubs a guy under the facemask, and SEC strokers will defend him.
LSU will win the game on this drive. As much I hate to see either of these coaches win this game, I prefer Miles over Saban. Saban is probably the only head coach in college football that I assume to truly be a bad person in and outside of his job.
Well, maybe not on this drive then.
I prefer CRABS over GONORRHEA! Oops. I said something out loud again, didn't I?
Saban thinks Bud Kilmer is a good dude
If Drew Basil was kicking for Alabama, they'd have this game won 12-6
Wow, we're going to OT because no one could move the football with any consistency. So, now they're going to decide it by placing the ball on the 25 for each team, when the ball rarely crossed that line in regulation. It's like the rule book is being invoked because the game was too hard.
How incredibly sad is it that even the crowd seems to be completely out of this game? The announcers are the only ones who are still claiming this to be a great game.
Its the Game of the Century alright, if you like missed field goals and bad offense!
I always say that the Bucks have the best and worst fans in CFB. All of you tonight were certainly part of the best. Take care, brothers and sisters, see you soon. Go Bucks!
The KState/ OkState game is pretty good.
Incredible game. I'm rooting for Okie State to win the national championship, actually.
I can't say I would mind Mike Gundy in a scarlet and grey coaching polo shirt next year, either.
I don't know. That game is bad for the opposite reason.
No defense is about 100x more viewable than no offense.
I'm going to remember this Game of the Century for at least 8 minutes after it's over.
If you run into your grandchildren in the next 8 minutes, you'll tell them where you were on this historic day
:-) That made me LOL.
Snoozefest of the Century. At least Ohio State - Michigan '06 more than lived up to the hype.
Do you give the advantage in OT to Alabama with Richardson at RB? Or to LSU with a more experienced QB in Jefferson? I'm leaning towards LSU myself...
I give it LSU since their Kicker can make a field goal!
Danielson: "Verne how does Superman win this game?"
Lundquist: "Gary, how does Superman beat Superman?"
Danielson: "It's easy Gary, the SEC wins this game!"
Lundquist: (coughs...smokes a cigarette....reapplys chapstick)
They GAVE UP!
LOL! "And I remeber LSU's epic 3 yd winning drive!"
Well that FG kicker lost his scholarship. Off to North-by-Northwest North Dakota Community College for him.
Yeah Saban will oversign kickers this recruiting season
I would think LSU would want to run towards the middle of the field to set up the kicker.
Ice the kicker! Because the game wasn't frozen enough already.
And now we just bide time until Arkansas knocks LSU off at the end of the year to win the SEC West.
she said it lived up to the hype.... ha
That game sucked... I don't care who you are
If I was either of these kickers I would leave the state of Alabama right after the game. OSU has a crazed fanbase, but Alabamains are crazy. I bet the domestic violence calls will be off the charts tonight.
Lol. Lived up to the hype
Lived up to the hype. Really? I mean really?
Honored to face that team again? What?! Your team should have lost 15-6. Take your lumps and go play someone else.
I demand a rematch! Just like Hollyfield v. Tyson - I desperately wanted to see a rematch of that fight, too.
Lol. Play of the game was a field goal. If this was the game of the century, the mayans must have been right....
"Lived up to the hype"--yep, all I heard in these two weeks of hype was that it was a sure thing no one would cross the goal line in 3 1/2 hours of football.
Herbie just called it a classic.... smh
Good ol' Frosty Tips!
I can't wait for someone at ESPN in College Football coverage to write a tell-all book about this era.
I love defense. More than offense but throwing picks into double coverage or to the DB directly doesn't make it good defense. What I saw was two offenses that couldn't keep up with the SEC speed.
WTF is Kstate doing? never seen that before. Also, how long has fake OSU been doing that?
primer helmet osu will lose because they can't play defense. All Kansas State did the entire game was run options and QB draws.
It did look like primer!
You'd think T. Boone Pickens could pony up some money for paint. Those uniforms are hideous. I'm glad we only sell out our tradition once a year. The day we wear a black jersey will be the day you find my body floating down the Olentangy.
if that really was the "game of the century" then i dont think i want to watch college football for about the next 88 seasons
Rematch! Wow. Both of those SEC offenses made Ohio State look like cutting edge.
eSECpn is now asking fans if they would like to see a rematch for the MNC. Are you kidding me? So we could watch THAT again??
Lived up to the hype as in both teams were evenly matched, and would destroy anyone else in the country.
Lived up to the hype as in ... uh "exciting" or "even remotely fit to watch for human beings?" ... not so much...
This is, was, and always will be the "Game of the Century"
Time and change will surely show how firm they friendship... O-HI-O.
The UCLA game was a better watch, hell even Notre Dame was more entertaining. No doubt the SEC has some tough defenses, but neither of those offenses look impressive. Penn State has a terrible offense, and they scored on Bama.
Stanford is balanced, and will win the title, proving you can do it the right way with good kids, and excellent academics..... like Notre Dame has been trying to do for a few decades.
It would be awesome if they did it against LSU. I really hope this happens.
I agree, an SEC team has to lose a title so they'll shut up. If Stanford, Boise, or Ok St. win it, the SEC talk won't ever end. What will ESPiN do with no sec team to stroke?
Don't where to post this, but I hope you guys murder Penn State ang give those (edit: it isn't all of them) an epic BEATDOWN
With all of Saban's oversigning nonsense, you'd think he'd find a kicker somewhere.
Johnny Hooker: "He's not as tough as he thinks". Henry Gondorff: "Neither are we".
Top article on ESPN.com right now is WoJo against a rematch. At least someone there is sensible.
"Classics don't have four interceptions, four missed field goals, 13 penalties, one fumble, one botched punt return and zero touchdowns. A punter shouldn't be the best player on the field in a classic.
Bottom line: Only a classic is worthy of a Jan. 9 rematch in New Orleans. And this wasn't one of them."
Good for him! Truth from ESPN??? I guess even a stopped watch is right twice a day.
Wouldn't it be sweet if this was 2006 sec edition. Two teams that everyone is convinced are the best teams that have rosters filled with future nfl players (through the help of oversigning in this case). That go to their bowl games and get schwacked. Andrew Luck after the game saying "We played 4 or 5 teams in the Pac12 that are better than that." kellen Moore throwing for 500 yards against bama. Bama fans insisting that they lost because they didn't want to play in the lousy sugar bowl. Not saying it's true, but one can hope
Alabama already recently lost in a Sugar Bowl they didn't want to play in against an undefeated Utah team. It didn't seem to affect anyone's perceptions of their talent level in the slightest.
Not saying I don't wish the same thing as you, but since 2006, I've been wishing for that exact same sort of backlash to happen against the SEC and every year it keeps getting worse.
Thanks for this. You just warmed my heart:)
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Yep, the lame of the century. Yaaaaawwwn
Sorry, couldn't help myself.
"It's just another case of there you are". ~ Doc (1918-2012)
Game of the Century still > Tebow
That "Game of the Century" was as dull as watching the Browns beat Seattle in a field goal battle two weeks ago. Dull as game as I've ever seen. CBS's SEC shills were trying to make it exciting. Yeah, like watching my grass die in the winter.
Cris Carter just told it right on Mike&Mike. He said they need to learn about the forward pass in the SEC and that the offense was pathetic, it wasn't "great defense".
On a side note, I generally don't listen to those two dopes but the car radio was on 97.1 and I heard CC talking so I left it there.
P.S. Did Duron end up at Alabama? I didn't watch much of that game but what I did see I never heard his name.
He's at Alabama but I believe he is (still) academically ineligible. He is able to practice though... He played LSU QB Jordan Jefferson on the scout team